We found 3 providers with an interest in hypertension and who accept Humana Silver HMO near New Orleans, LA.

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Dr Gary Edward Sander PHD MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1415 Tulane Avenue; 4th Floor
New Orleans, LA

Dr. Gary Sander is a cardiologist. He attended Tulane University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Walter Reed Army Medical Center for residency. Dr. Sander's clinical interests encompass hypertension (high blood pressure) and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is affiliated with Tulane Medical Center and Tulane Lakeside Hospital for Women and Children.

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Relevant Interests: , Hypertension

All Interests: Hypertension, Cholesterol Problems, High Cholesterol

Dr Keith C Ferdinand MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Other
1020 Saint Andrew Street
New Orleans, LA

Dr. Keith Ferdinand's specialty is adult cardiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Ferdinand include heart problems, nuclear cardiology, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Ferdinand is affiliated with Tulane Medical Center and Tulane Lakeside Hospital for Women and Children. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He graduated from Howard University College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Ferdinand completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University.

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All Interests: Nuclear Cardiology, Hypertension, Heart Problems, High Cholesterol

Diego H Aviles MD
Specializes in Pediatric Nephrology
200 Henry Clay Avenue
New Orleans, LA

Dr. Diego Aviles specializes in pediatric nephrology (kidney disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Aviles include chronic kidney failure, hypertension (high blood pressure), and plasmapheresis. He is affiliated with LSU Health New Orleans. Dr. Aviles takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Aviles's practice is open to new patients. After attending the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico.

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All Interests: Nephrotic Syndrome, Urologic Disorders, Chronic Kidney Failure, Dialysis, Hypertension, Kidney Probl ... (Read more)

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What is High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)?

The heart pumps blood through stretchy tubes called arteries to all the tissues of the body. The force of the blood moving through those tubes is called blood pressure. If blood pressure is too high, and the tubes stretch out too far, serious symptoms can sometimes develop. The heart has to work harder to pump blood into stretched vessels, and this can lead to damage to the heart muscle. Blood vessels can be weakened by overstretching, and can burst open. This causes a stroke or aneurysm. Sometimes arteries under high blood pressure develop tiny tears along their surface. These rough edges can attract platelets, forming a clot. Clots can block arteries and cause tissue damage to the areas beyond the clot, if they don’t get enough oxygen. If the clot blocks an artery entirely it can cause a heart attack or stroke.

Blood pressure is measured by two numbers, called systolic and diastolic, which are written one over the other. The top number, systolic, measures the pressure inside the arteries when the heart is contracting. The bottom number, diastolic, measures pressure when the heart is relaxed and refilling. A healthy blood pressure is considered to be less than 120/80 mmHg. Blood pressure over 140/90 mmHg usually requires treatment.

High blood pressure can sometimes be managed with lifestyle changes such as a healthy diet low in sodium, exercise, losing weight, quitting smoking, and reducing stress. If that is not enough, there are medications such as beta-blockers and ACE inhibitors that can help.

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